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November 2018Vol. 19, No. 9Spotlight on National Adoption Month

This month's issue of CBX features the National Adoption Month 2018 initiative. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, that highlights the importance of adoption as well as finding ways to keep families together through primary prevention to reduce the need for adoption. The issue also includes other adoption resources for professionals working to help children and youth find safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the importance of implementing programs designed to serve both children and their parents and caregivers, federal efforts to prevent and respond to youth homelessness and human trafficking, a list of discretionary grants, and the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight the behavioral health trends of U.S. high school students as well as the effects of parental depression on parenting ability.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other resources that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.


This section of CBX provides a quick list of interesting resources, such as websites, videos, journals, funding or scholarship opportunities, or other materials that can be used in the field or with families.

Training and Conferences

Find trainings, workshops, webinars, and other opportunities for professionals and families to learn about how to improve the lives of children and youth as well as a listing of upcoming events and conferences.